The first Modern Warfare smashed sales records everywhere and became the most popular online game of the generation. This is likely why Infinity Ward decided to make a sequel rather than a different Call of Duty entry, but don't expect fire to strike three times.
During a Videogamer interview with Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling, we learn that the studio isn't planning a third Modern Warfare title. In fact, they're really not sure what their next project will be, which poses plenty of questions. Thing is, back in June, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stirred up some ruckus by asking IW, "What else have you got? Can you give me something I haven't seen before?" He went on to say that it was "too big of a risk" for Infinity Ward to go beyond Call of Duty but Bowling was quick to say they would "eventually do something else." And to clarify that this upcoming sequel really is "something else," Bowling had this to say:
"When we feel like we can't innovate any further in the Call of Duty franchise, then we'll do something else. A lot of that mentality went into Modern Warfare 2. That's why it's Modern Warfare 2. It is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but you'll never see that in game. We never call it that. It's because we think of this as a new IP. This is our Modern Warfare 2 game. So we are constantly doing new stuff.
We're doing stuff in this game that you've never seen before, which is awesome. We're going to new locations in single player that you've never seen before. We innovate in our own way. But yeah, eventually we'll do something else, and it will be fun and it will be awesome and it will be fresh and it will be great."
Bowling than said he had "no clue" what their next game will be, but he did say he's going to take a three-month long nap. Well, that's probably well deserved after producing a title that Activision claims could end up being the best-selling video game of all time. And yeah, we would like to see IW do a little something different, now that they've proven themselves over and over again in the Call of Duty franchise.